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a. A drug or course of medical treatment used to restore health: discovered a new cure for ulcers.
b. Restoration of health; recovery from disease: the likelihood of cure.
c. Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation: The cats proved to be a good cure for our mouse problem.
2. Ecclesiastical Spiritual charge or care, as of a priest for a congregation.
3. The office or duties of a curate.
4. The act or process of preserving a product.
v. cured, cur·ing, cures
a. To cause to be free of a disease or unhealthy condition: medicine that cured the patient of gout.
b. To cause to be free of, to lose interest in, or to stop doing something: a remark that cured me of the illusion that I might be a good singer; a bad reaction that cured him of the desire to smoke cigars; a visit to the dentist that cured her of eating sweets.
2. To eliminate (a disease, for example) from the body by medical or other treatment; cause recovery from: new antibiotics to cure infections.
3. To remove or remedy (something harmful or disturbing): cure a social evil.
4. To preserve (meat, for example), as by salting, smoking, or aging.
5. To prepare, preserve, or finish (a substance) by a chemical or physical process.
6. To vulcanize (rubber).
1. To effect a cure or recovery: a drug that cures without side effects.
2. To be prepared, preserved, or finished by a chemical or physical process: hams curing in the smokehouse.
[Middle English, from Old French, medical treatment, from Latin cūra, from Archaic Latin coisa-.]
A parish priest, especially in a French-speaking community.
[French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cūrātus; see curate1.]
(Cookery) (of food) treated by salting, smoking, or drying in order to preserve it
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|Adj.||1.||cured - freed from illness or injury; "the patient appears cured"; "the incision is healed"; "appears to be entirely recovered"; "when the recovered patient tries to remember what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron|
well - in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
|2.||cured - (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity)|
processed - prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores"
|3.||cured - (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening|
seasoned - aged or processed; "seasoned wood"
|4.||cured - (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry|
|5.||cured - (used especially of meat) cured in brine|
|6.||cured - (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)|